kykNET & Kie welcome new soapie, Suidooster

10:03 AM (14 Minutes ago) Media News
M-Net’s Afrikaans Channel, kykNET, will launch a brand new soap opera on Monday, 16 November 2015. Titled Suidooster, it is the first soapie to be set in the Western Cape and screened on kykNET & Kie, Channel 145 on DStv. 

There are exciting times ahead for Digital Out of Home

9:48 AM (28 Minutes ago) Opinion
The top minds in the DOOH and Digital Signage arenas were all represented at the 2015 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) and shared their latest developments, innovation and trends in their respective DOOH space. Jacques du Preez, MD of Provantage Media Group attended.

RSG and SANBS to honour Mandela’s legacy in July

9:30 AM (46 Minutes ago) Publicity News
RSG and the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) join forces in July to honor Mandela’s legacy. RSG listeners will be able to honor former president Nelson Mandela's legacy by giving the gift of life. 

South African-born actor Sean Michael nominated for an Emmy

8:53 AM (1 Hour ago) Awards
For a second year in a row, South African born actor, Sean Cameron Michael is being considered for an American Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Richard Guthrie in the Michael Bay produced pirate adventure series Black Sails

Ballito celebrates the Best of the Best

8:12 AM (2 Hours ago) Awards
On Monday, 15 June, local publishing company and publishers of Ballito Magazine – FabMags, in conjunction with Enterprise iLembe as title sponsors announced the launch of the first ever Best of the Best Awards

Splash PR CEO honoured at the Businesswomen’s Association of SA Regional Business Achiever Awards

7:46 AM (2 Hours ago) Awards
Splash PR is celebrating their CEO Kerry Seymour winning the Entrepreneur category at the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa Regional Business Achiever Awards 2015. 

Sony to air second season of I Survived this July

7:37 AM (2 Hours ago) Media News
What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? The second season of I Survived begins on Thursday, 2 July at 20:00 on Sony, channel 127 on DStv.

The MediaShop’s new Through My Eyes initiative provides insights into the young black market

7:24 AM (2 Hours ago) Marketing News
We are a diverse, melting pot of people in South Africa and as such, real insights from real people can be hard to find. This is why The MediaShop has launched a first of its kind initiative - ‘Through My Eyes’. 

Facebook opens the doors to its first African office

7:02 AM (3 Hours ago) Social Media News
Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.  

A new host for Mzansi Magic's smash hit Our Perfect Wedding

16:10 PM (18 Hours ago) Media News
Airing every Sunday night at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv, is one of South Africa's most popular shows, Our Perfect Wedding (OPW), and from Saunday, 5 July 2015 there will be a new face at the forefront of the hit show.

Tsebo Servco's Fasenda Mzimo Farm Project creates a sustainable future for Mozambique

15:57 PM (18 Hours ago) Publicity News
In an effort to alleviate poverty and the high rate of unemployment, which has been relatively high on an estimated 8%, and higher among youth of approximately 13% in Mozambique, Tsebo Servco’s farm school initiative, the Fasenda Mizimo Farm Project, has embarked on a journey to help create a sustainable future for Mozambicans.

Prime Circle to perform at the Durban Botanic Gardens in July

14:44 PM (19 Hours ago) Entertainment
It’s winter, but it’s warm in Durban and the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert on Sunday, 19 July 2015, featuring Prime Circle, is the perfect occasion to soak up the balmy winter sun at the Durban Botanic Gardens. 

Ericsson wins Africa Award for its Connect To Learn initiative

14:36 PM (19 Hours ago) Awards

Ericsson has won a 2015 Africa Award for Social Contribution for its Connect To Learn initiative. The Africa Awards, organized by Total Telecom, recognise performance and innovation from organizations in telecoms and the Internet of Things markets.

Windhoek's new campaign aims to make beer drinkers think

14:06 PM (20 Hours ago) Marketing News
Windhoek beer has recently launched a national campaign, in which it takes a stand against additives, flavourants and colourants – all for the love of pure beer.

LG finds tech inspiration in design

13:55 PM (20 Hours ago) Design News

LG is thinking about how design affects and influences technology. Especially when it comes to functionality and form. 

Why strategic planning is stupid

12:54 PM (21 Hours ago) Opinion
I just landed this awesome ‘Strategic Planning Director’ job. I am a week in and while this article may lead to the shortest strategic planning career in the history of advertising, I reckon I’ll throw the proverbial caution to the wind and give it a go anyway. So says Strategic Planning Director at Grey Johannesburg, Jessica Wheeler. 

Artscape Arena to stage Nommerpas this July

11:54 AM (22 Hours ago) Entertainment
Emotions run high in Lee Roy Brown’s small-town Tote, the setting for Hein Poole and Lee Roodt’s Nommerpas. The writing duo combine Poole’s sketch comedy talents with Roodt’s stand-up style to tell the story of a bookie and his clients as their fortunes rise and fall. 

Velocity and Joe Public take home a Lion for work on Dialdirect

11:44 AM (22 Hours ago) Awards
Velocity Films director Greg Gray and agency Joe Public were awarded a Bronze Lion for their Dialdirect commercial ‘The Notebook’, this past Saturday at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

BBC’s first travelling news bureau to pop up in Kenya this July

11:25 AM (22 Hours ago) Media News
Following its launch and six months on the road in America, the BBC’s travelling news bureau BBC Pop Up will be heading further afield to Kenya in July, ahead of President Obama’s visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, taking place on Saturday, 25 and Sunday, 26 July. 

Vega's Greg Tregoning invited to judge the Loeries

10:14 AM (Yesterday) Awards

Greg Tregoning, a co-founder of Vega School of Brand Leadership has been invited to be a judge at the 2015 Loeries. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Vega co-founder, Dr Carla Enslin, and the school’s senior copywriting lecturer, Alex Sudheim.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping to host the Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show

7:32 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is gearing up for world-class fashion entertainment as they host the Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show for the seventh year running on Friday, 3 July 2015. 

Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane addresses the sustainability question

7:27 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Honourable Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa executive mayor of the City of Tshwane, addressed attendees at the inaugural African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum at Sustainability Week on Tuesday, 23 June 2015. 

Mastering innovation for growth

7:13 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
Innovation. It’s a buzzword on everyone’s lips; a strategic priority of many organisations; and what many consider the ultimate driver to unlocking growth. So says Nicole Shapiro, associate director at Added Value South Africa 

Matthew Mole and Gangs of Ballet to perform at Engen Cycle in the City

15:59 PM (3 Days ago) Events
Two of South Africa’s biggest musical sensations are set to rock the 2015 Engen Cycle in the City on Saturday, 12 September.

The evolution of the airtime giveaway

15:42 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion
Many brands and retailers find that airtime giveaways are an effective marketing tactic for driving engagement and loyalty. Free airtime is an instant reward that the majority of consumers in South Africa (prepaid mobile phone owners) consider pretty valuable. This is according to Patrick Palmi, CEO of Justpalm.

Expand a Sign gives back with blood drives

15:36 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Expand a Sign is a proudly socially responsible company who regularly take part in initiatives to give back to deserving organisations.

Powerade launches ION4 in South Africa

15:31 PM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Powerade, the Coca-Cola Company’s© leading sports drink brand, recently launched Powerade ION4 in South Africa.

2015 APEX Awards judging process takes shape

15:08 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
The APEX Awards has for the past 20 years recognised, celebrated and showcased highly effective communications campaigns in South Africa. 

pickledginger comics announces National Arts Festival line up

14:23 PM (3 Days ago) Entertainment
Taking to the stage at this year’s National Arts Festival (NAF) in Grahamstown, the pickledginger comics are guaranteeing non-stop laughter at some of the best comedy shows that will be wooing audiences from Thursday, 2 to Sunday, 12 July.

Nedbank Arts Affinity takes 1300 disadvantaged learners to the theatre

14:06 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
Following a triumphant Johannesburg season, the spectacular dance production A Spartacus of Africa opens in Cape Town this week – with a robust focus on education, thanks to Nedbank Arts Affinity’s support.

The Vital Foundation calls on all South Africans to help fight woman and child abuse

13:46 PM (3 Days ago) Publicity News
With a month to go until we honour Nelson Mandela on his birthday, 18 July, the Vital Foundation is calling on all South Africans to spend time serving at an organisation fighting woman and child abuse.  

Sechaba G to host the KFM Lunch show

12:13 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
From Monday, 29 June, Sechaba G (Gqeba) will host the KFM Lunch show, weekdays Noon to 15:00. From the age of 18, it was clear that she was destined for broadcasting. 

Parkhurst Village, Joburg Style magazine present the 2015 Parkhurst Village Fair

11:19 AM (3 Days ago) Events
The annual Parkhurst Village Fair will take place in Parkhurst’s Verity Park on Saturday, 25 July 2015. In association with headline sponsor, Joburg Style Magazine, the Parkhurst Village Fair promises to once again be a fantastic day out for families, friends and four-legged creatures. 

marcusbrewster wins acclaim at the 2015 M&A Awards

11:00 AM (3 Days ago) Awards
Integrated PR and strategic communications agency marcusbrewster has been recognised as South Africa’s Most Outstanding PR & Corporate Communication Firm at the 2015 M&A Awards in London. 

Y&R SA helps to increase pedestrian visibility in townships with the Reflector Protector

10:42 AM (3 Days ago) Advertising News
In South Africa’s townships, pedestrians are often knocked over or killed at night while walking home from bars and taverns in poorly lit areas. 

Berg and Bush adopts Qhubeka bike initiative for 2015

10:18 AM (3 Days ago) Publicity News

The Berg and Bush mountain bike race has adopted the Qhubeka bike initiative as the official charitable beneficiary for its 10th edition that takes place in the Central Drakensberg this year.

Chester Missing is heading to the National Arts Festival

10:13 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
Gracing the cover of the 2015 National Arts Festival programme is two of South Africa’s most acclaimed satirists. And aptly so, considering that in 2015, the Festival organisers have chosen to highlight the genre of satire and freedom of expression in place of their usual “featured artist” category.  

More Marikana matters on Carte Blanche

9:56 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment

In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 28 June at 19:00 on M-Net channel 101 on DStv, the team does further investigation into Marikana, Clive Rice’s trip to India for cancer treatment, bullying in local schools and a repurposed Dakota DC3 aircraft.

AKA is set to perform at BET Awards

9:15 AM (4 Days ago) Awards

Multiple award-winning South African artist, AKA, has received a BET Award nomination in the category Best International Act: Africa, and will attend the 15th annual BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, 28 June 2015.

Painting Johannesburg Red & Yellow

8:47 AM (4 Days ago) Advertising News

The Johannesburg CBD has welcomed another creative player to its streets with the official launch of the Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic at National Bank House at 84 Albertina Sisulu Street.

Shield, Vaseline named as personal care suppliers of Rugby World Cup 2015

8:38 AM (4 Days ago) Marketing News
South African Deodorant Brand, Shield and Skin Care Brand, Vaseline are excited to announce a new partnership, that sees them become the exclusive personal care suppliers of 2015 Rugby World Cup. 

Pedigree launches campaign to highlight plight of abandoned dogs

8:00 AM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
One in every 10 dogs born in South Africa will find a permanent home. This is a chilling statistic that has helped to motivate the launch of Pedigree® Project Juno. Juno is an abandoned and malnourished dog whose transformation back to health will be documented for South Africans to witness. 

Now you can enjoy Oppikoppi’s One Night in Cape Town twice

7:38 AM (4 Days ago) Entertainment
With Oppikoppi announcing international artists Gogol Bordello, Twin Atlantic and Brand New, Hilltop Live and Jägermeister are proud to announce the dates for One Night in Cape Town. 

Kriya Gangiah to join casting panel for I Love Violetta

7:21 AM (4 Days ago) Media News
Disney Africa has announced that South African radio DJ Kriya Gangiah will join the casting panel for its first ever Disney Channel local presenter talent search, I Love Violetta

Vega students win Yellow Pencil Award

15:59 PM (4 Days ago) Awards

A team of students from Vega School of Brand Leadership, a division of the Independent Institute of Education, has won a Yellow Pencil Award at the D&AD New Blood Awards for their Pantone campaign 'Better in the Dark'.

Winners of the 2015 Sikuvile Awards announced

15:37 PM (4 Days ago) Awards
On Thursday, 24 June, the Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) and Standard Bank crowned the cream of the crop in newspapers at the 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, held at The Venue Green Park in Sandton.

Natalie Bisset: The Queen of King Price

15:22 PM (4 Days ago) In Focus
In 2001, Natalie Bisset met a man named Gideon Galloway and sold him a digital advertising campaign. Little did she know of the impact this meeting would have on her career. Fast forward 14 years and 10 000 litres of coffee and Bisset is now Gideon ‘The king’ Galloway’s marketing queen at the youngest insurance brand on the South Africa market. 

Kalahari and Takealot are getting hitched after extravagant proposal

15:12 PM (4 Days ago) Advertising News
On Tuesday, 23 June, Johannesburg residents were intrigued by planes drawing mysterious hearts across the Johannesburg skyline. A few hours later, a banner was flown for four hours with the words 'Marry me, takealot.com?' – officiating the well-known Karl Ahari’s proposal to Dot – a character representing the takealot.com logo.

AMT Gastroguss, Jam Media and Private Chef to cook 67 litres of soup for Mandela Day

14:58 PM (4 Days ago) Publicity News
The German-engineered AMT Gastroguss cookware, dubbed 'The World’s Best Pan' has set a goal of cooking 67 litres of soup by Madiba Day (Saturday, 18 July) which will be distributed to various charities in Cape Town.

Managing social media effectively, part 2

14:32 PM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk
The need to monitor what people are saying about your brand in social media is real. Regardless of what is said (and not said) about your brand on the Internet, you need to know about it. 
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